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Maxcatch fly rods and reels

Posted: Sat Feb 27 2021 21:35
by Catfish Paul
I'm enjoying my fly fishing more and more.
I currently have a 6# weight rod (Orvis) but thinking about getting a 3# rod for lighter work. Fancy targeting Grayling on the fly.

I'm hearing more and more about Maxcatch gear.
Very cost effective and apparently really good quality.

Does anyone have any of their kit?
What does it perform like?
Would you recommend ?

Thanks

Re: Maxcatch fly rods and reels

Posted: Sat Feb 27 2021 22:23
by keeponchucking
I used to do alot of fly fishing years ago but fell out of love with it. I sold nearly everything I owned but held onto one rod due to sentimental value.
Got a cheap maxcatch 3/4 reel last year for it. Used it a few times and absolutely no issues with it.

Extrememly good value for the money.Even if i got back into it a bit more i would have no desire to upgrade but i have only used it it for a few sessions

Re: Maxcatch fly rods and reels

Posted: Sat Feb 27 2021 22:40
by Catfish Paul
Appreciate the feedback 👍

Just been looking at their Predator fly rod. Looks nice so getting tempted

Re: Maxcatch fly rods and reels

Posted: Sun Feb 28 2021 17:43
by Barry E
I've got a £35 maxcatch premier 9' for a 8wt . I'd say it easily compares to mid price (say £200)rods in action and finish.
Also had a Gold flyline which is nice .
Delivery was slow .

Re: Maxcatch fly rods and reels

Posted: Mon Mar 01 2021 18:07
by Catfish Paul
Thanks for the feedback Barry.
I was looking at the Premier range.

You can buy Maxcatch off Amazon. It's a little more expensive than buying direct but you can get it delivered much quicker.

I have read that the delivery is snail pace at best

Re: Maxcatch fly rods and reels

Posted: Tue Mar 02 2021 20:55
by MScustomflies
I've a couple of there avid reels in 5/6wt and a coyoke of their glass rods in 7' #3 and 8'6 #6 the 6 is God dam awful so much so I stripped it back to a blank and rebuilt it. Think they still use a couple of my photos on their website of the glass rods.

The predator is ok, I've had a cast with a mates but out of the predator and the salt pro I'd take the salt pro.

To be honest though the rod to an extent could be anything in the 8 - 10wt bracket (for pike) same with the reel as it only holds your line. The part of the setup that will dictate how easy and enjoyable it is to use is the fly line itself you could have an £800 rod but if the line isn't up to loading it or handles poorly in cold weather then it's pointless.

A lot of modern grayling fishing is French/euro nymphing which doesn't use the fly line at all unless you Czech nymph. Most modern euro styles utilise an extra long leader combined with a long light line rod. 10' #3 being what would probably be accepted as the industry standard these days. It is good fun and depending on the stock on your river can be absolutely devastating for numbers of fish. Probably the easiest method to get someone new to fly fishing catching fish as there's no real casting involved

Hope that helps

Re: Maxcatch fly rods and reels

Posted: Wed Mar 03 2021 14:44
by Catfish Paul
MScustomflies wrote:
I've a couple of there avid reels in 5/6wt and a coyoke of their glass rods in 7' #3 and 8'6 #6 the 6 is God dam awful so much so I stripped it back to a blank and rebuilt it. Think they still use a couple of my photos on their website of the glass rods.

The predator is ok, I've had a cast with a mates but out of the predator and the salt pro I'd take the salt pro.

To be honest though the rod to an extent could be anything in the 8 - 10wt bracket (for pike) same with the reel as it only holds your line. The part of the setup that will dictate how easy and enjoyable it is to use is the fly line itself you could have an £800 rod but if the line isn't up to loading it or handles poorly in cold weather then it's pointless.

A lot of modern grayling fishing is French/euro nymphing which doesn't use the fly line at all unless you Czech nymph. Most modern euro styles utilise an extra long leader combined with a long light line rod. 10' #3 being what would probably be accepted as the industry standard these days. It is good fun and depending on the stock on your river can be absolutely devastating for numbers of fish. Probably the easiest method to get someone new to fly fishing catching fish as there's no real casting involved

Hope that helps
Thanks for the reply and information.
Really useful
Much appreciated

Re: Maxcatch fly rods and reels

Posted: Wed Mar 03 2021 23:14
by MScustomflies
No problem mate